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The Final Fantasy 16 PC release could be on its way soon

We just got an update on the FF16 PC release, with the excellent RPG also slated to get a demo within the next year on the platform.

Final Fantasy 16 PC demo announcement

The Final Fantasy 16 PC port still isn’t here yet, but the good news is we can expect the RPG game’s demo to come to the platform ahead of launch. After getting hooked on the game thanks to the PS5 demo myself, I can safely say that anyone on the fence or waiting for the PC version should get ready, because the FF16 demo opens up one of the best stories of recent years.

As the Final Fantasy 16 PC release date gets closer, we’ve just had our biggest update yet. The initial PS5 exclusive RPG game is in the final stages, and we’re even going to get a demo ahead of time too. As someone who ended up adoring Final Fantasy 16 thanks to the incredibly generous amount of time you get with the PS5 demo, get ready, because you’re in for a treat.

In an interview with Game Informer, FF16 producer Naoki Yoshida says Square Enix is “trying to figure out the final stages of optimization right now,” adding that when the team “can release the PC version might be dependent on… the system requirements and specifications for PC that players will need.

“Naturally, [the PC specifications] are looking to be somewhat high,” the producer says. The team also needs more time to confirm a release date, but Yoshida adds that a demo will come to PC in hopefully less than a year. While we have no extra details about the demo content or release date, it’s safe to assume we’ll get the same FF16 prologue as the PS5 demo. This is great news.

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I played through the demo myself before getting quickly hooked on Final Fantasy 16. Its action-orientated combat and high-fantasy would normally put me off, but the characters and emotional weight presented in FF16 are incredible, and the demo sets the stakes in such a smart way (with one heck of a great ending) that I found myself incapable of moving onto the main game until I could play it in full.

While the new Final Fantasy 7 trilogy channels the goofier side of its characters, 16 is a much more serious affair. The world, characters, and story necessitate this though, and it leads to some of the best performances and moments the series has ever had. The demo also has the puppy, Torgal, so, there’s another reason to play it straight away.

If you can’t wait for FF16 or 7 Rebirth on PC, Dawntrail, or anything else in Square’s long-running series we’ve got all the best Final Fantasy PC games you can play now, alongside some great upcoming PC games as well.

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